Chris comes to KCUR as part of Guns & America, a reporting collaboration between 10 public media stations that is focused on the role of guns in American life. Hailing from Springfield, Illinois, Chris has lived in seven states and four counties. He previously served in the Army, and reported for newspapers in Kansas and Michigan. Chris lives in downtown Kansas City. He roots for St. Louis sports teams, which means he no longer cares about the NFL.
Two years after Russian state media began radio broadcasts in Washington D.C, Radio Sputnik has made its way to Kansas City. Sputnik officials are negotiating to start broadcasting in other cities.
In Missouri, officials in Kansas City are filing a lawsuit against a gun manufacturer which allegedly sold dozens of guns to an unlicensed dealer, who is accused of illegally selling them.
Lowering gun violence was one issue on which Democratic presidential candidates spoke with nearly one voice. But researchers question the effectiveness of some of the Democrats' proposals.